If you, like most of us, enjoy splashing in the water, then you might be seriously considering buying an inflatable swimming pool. Come summer, there is no better way to beat the heat than to wade in the pool and chase the scorching summer blues away. If you do not have an in-ground swimming pool in your housing society or your backyard, buying an inflatable swimming pool would certainly be a very brilliant decision.
There are so many choices when it comes to inflatable pools. Bounce pools, foldable pools, pools shaped like hearts and mushrooms, pools that can accommodate add-ons like a bench or a sun canopy; there’s just so much to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for a fun cartoon-themed pool for your kids or are looking for a massive Bestway swimming pool to accommodate a pool party in your backyard, there’s something for everyone.
Inflatable pools come in different shapes, sizes, and colors to suit the different interests of a large customer base which ranges from kids, toddlers, and teenagers to adults. But before you bring home the seemingly most-popular option you can find into your home, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration before taking the ‘plunge’, literally! Let’s look at a few pointers to consider:
1)Space—Is your yard big or small?
The size of the inflatable pool you buy depends a lot on the size of your backyard. If you live in an independent house and have a garden surrounding your home, you have ample space to install a large inflatable swimming pool. If you live in a flat in a housing society, obviously there will be space constraints so you need to chalk out an empty room in your home to install the inflatable swimming pool or can only restrict yourself to buying a kiddie-sized pool.
2) Survey the area first
If you live on a hill or have a marshy yard, then setting up an inflatable pool may not be the right choice for you. Make sure you have firm, flat ground where you can place the slide. Make sure you remove any rocks or debris to give your pool a smooth surface to rest on. Remember, an inflatable pool is made of vinyl, and setting it up on a rocky surface can result in punctures. While fixing a leak is not that difficult, having to empty and refill the pool over and over again can prove to be a daunting task.
3) Choosing the right shape and size
Ensure that you have done your homework and you get the shape and size of the pool right. Try to get the dimensions of the pool right or go to the shop personally to examine the product. Also, you need to determine who will use the pool. Do you need a small pool for kids or a large pool for adults? Do you have ample room for a round swimming pool or are you planning on setting up your pool in a corner? Knowing the answer to these questions beforehand will help you decide on the shape and size of your pool. Bestway swimming pools come in various sizes and shapes, and you’re sure to find one that is apt for your needs.
4) Give adequate importance to sturdiness, robustness, and strength
The last thing you’d want in the midst of all the splashing about is to go down with the whole weight due to a small puncture. That certainly can’t be fun! Inflatable pools are sometimes known to have short lives, and it’s easy for them to wear out after a few uses or give in to extra pressure. If you want something durable and long-lasting, make sure you get a pool that is made with a mix of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and rubber. For instance, the Bestway Steel Pro Inflatable Squared Swimming Pool uses heavy-duty PVC and is further reinforced with a steel frame, to give you superior resilience.
5) Accessories and Features
An inflatable pool alone will not suffice; you need to consider the fact that you’ll have to purchase a lot of other add-on accessories. A water-filtration pump, which purifies the water is one of the most mandatory add-ons to an inflatable swimming pool. Blow-up chairs, seats, slippery slide, an umbrella, canopy or a pool ladder, and a cover are also good options. Inflatable pools that are above ground generally have a simple drain plug that can be used to fill and empty them when required. You can also get a pump if required!
Before you head out the door and get yourself a Bestway swimming pool or a multi-feature kiddie pool, keep these factors in mind to get the best out of your experience.